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  1. MLB - Oakland A's start second half with strong prospects

    Jerry Crasnick

    With an MLB-best first half behind them, the A's are sitting pretty as they start their push to October.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2014
  2. Mix-master Melvin has A's in AL race again

    Jerry Crasnick

    Major League Baseball began handing out the Manager of the Year award in 1983, and Bobby Cox of the 2004-05 Atlanta Braves is the only man to win it in consecutive seasons. If the lineup the Oakland Athletics fielded Wednesday night is a snapshot of ...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  3. A's taking it slowly with their pitching staff

    Jerry Crasnick

    PHOENIX -- Oakland manager Bob Melvin pushed some of his young pitchers harder than he would have preferred in 2012, but it all worked out in the end. The Athletics captured their first American League West title since 2006, and Melvin won his second...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  4. Orioles' Buck Showalter and A's Bob Melvin favorites for AL Manag...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Baltimore and Oakland both came from out of nowhere to make the playoffs. Now, Buck Showalter and Bob Melvin are in a close race for AL Manager of the Year.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2012
  5. A's Weeks ahead of schedule

    Jerry Crasnick

    NEW YORK -- David Forst, assistant general manager of the Oakland A's, was checking out batting practice before Tuesday's game against the New York Mets and ticking off reasons for the team's recent surge when the conversation turned to rookie second...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  6. Melvin has his D-backs lineup in good working order

    Jerry Crasnick

    Maybe it's due to maturity. Maybe they're more patient at the plate. But whatever the reason, the D-backs now have one of the most powerful lineups in all of baseball.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2008
  7. Saving Webb already pays off for D-backs

    Jerry Crasnick

    The D-backs' decision to save Brandon Webb an extra day has already paid off, allowing their ace to open a critical weekend series in Colorado.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2007